Mount Leinster Rangers put in a gutsy performance, last weekend against county champions Rathvilly.
A few early goals helped in the 3-07 to 1-09 win over Pat Ryans side. This a stark contrast to their opening game where they suffered a heavy loss to Palatine. At the time selector, Pat Hickey lamented the loss of a serious amount of players, but those players returned in fine form for the second-round game with Old Leighlin and the final game with Rathvilly.
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Bagenalstown Gaels awaits them in the quarter-finals, which kicks off our live coverage this Sunday on KCLR at 1.30 pm. Speaking to Scoreline, Rangers manager Paul O’Brien is expecting the game to have an edge to it due to the close proximity of the clubs;
“We played well (against Rathvilly), the two of us were already through, so it was only really playing for second and third place. The quarter-final was what we were targeting and it has been what we have been targeting since we played Old Leighlin.”
“Anyone of the six teams all thinks they have a shot at winning it (Championship)”
“Most of the other football teams in the county are not really in that area of Carlow, so there will be a bit of bite to it.”
Have a listen back to the interview, along with the rest of the post-match reaction from the last group games in Carlow Senior Football Championship on Scoreline Extra below: